The Institutional Strengthening program places students from our Young Scholars program into health-related internships. We foster relationships with national organizations and institutions to channel our skilled students into open positions - ultimately improving technical support networks and institutional ability. The program is a collaborative model to network with and strengthen existing local organizations within the umbrella of health and social activism.
For local students and youth, the program creates opportunities to make positive contributions to the forces shaping how health is structured in their communities. In addition, program participant gain professional experience that support their career goals.
We are currently working with Network of HIV Positives in Sierra Leone (NETHIPS)
Local Students in West Africa
For local students and youth the program creates opportunities to make positive contributions to the forces shaping how health is structured in their communities. In addition, program participants ability to reach their future career goals is strengthened with the invaluable professional experience they are afforded.
International volunteers engage local institutions to provide the inceptive human resource & technical support, then transition their direct involvement to train locally qualified students as actors capable of providing sustained support.